I just started renting the basement of a house as an apartment.
The owner is sharing internet with me, and has provided one jack that I can connect to.
I run a wire to my WRT54GL router WAN port.
I don't know much about networking, but reason I do this instead of doing LAN port is I do not want him to see any of the devices hooked up to my router. I think I will be able to maintain better security like this.
Anyways i seem to be having DNS problems. His router has DHCP with the range of 192.168.1.100 - 199
My router gets assigned 103. His router is set to 254.
I can't seem to connect to any sites. I can connect to sites by IP though so seems like a DNS issue. I have the dns set to his router.
I then tried setting DNS to googles.. 126.96.36.199 And then it worked.. for a bit, then I would lose connection for a period of time, then I would get it back, then lose again etc.
If I have my computer directly connected to the connection he provided me using DHCP it works perfectly fine.
I have tried another router and seem to have the same problem
Anyone have any ideas?
I haven't tried LAN port, but think I may try tonight and do that for now until I can figure it out.